born out of wedlock


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born out of wedlock

Born to parents who were not married. ("Wedlock" is another term for matrimony.) His parents eventually married, but that boy was born out of wedlock.
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born out of wedlock

born to an unmarried mother. The child was born out of wedlock. In the city many children are born out of wedlock.
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I see no valid reason why there are still distinctions between children born out of wedlock and those born in a marital union.
a) The natural parents participated in a marriage ceremony before or after the birth of the person born out of wedlock, even though the attempted marriage is void.
Under Philippine laws, a child born out of wedlock acquires the citizenship of his or her mother.
Fathers' prenatal involvement will be positively associated with the number of peers and siblings with children born out of wedlock.
Salient figures arising from the research include a dramatic 5% average rise in EU babies being born out of wedlock.
In the first section, "To Florence," Sobel explores the backgrounds of Galileo and his family, his children with his Venetian mistress, Marina Gamba: Virginia--Sister Maria Celeste, sent to the convent in Arcetri, outside Florence, at an early age -- was born out of wedlock and not considered marriageable; Livia, a depressive hypochondriac who becomes Sister Arcangela in the same convent as her sister, but does not write letters and is seldom heard from; and Vincenzio, who, as the only male progeny, is formally legitimized and allowed to attend university, marry and prosper.
Robinson, born out of wedlock, a victim of childhood sexual abuse who was forced to leave her home at the age of 16, has proven her affirmation in her latest book, Yes, You Can: How to Start, Operate, & Grow a Business While Developing Yourself and Pursuing Your Personal Goals (APU Publishing Group, $18).
It is still less clear how fully the processed data reflect the experiences of minorities such as Jews, celibates, or children born out of wedlock.
The proportion of children born out of wedlock has been holding steady since 1990.
In California, two-thirds of the babies born to Blacks are born out of wedlock.
Nearly a third of the children born in America last year were born out of wedlock.
The statistics that proclaim More Niggers born out of wedlock and Nigger daddys' just don't hang around.
The consistency of such strategies would indicate that although these children were born out of wedlock, and therefore illegitimate in the technical sense, they were not excluded from achieving significant status in Renaissance society.
In a rigidly Catholic country that legalized divorce only in 1997, more than one third of all children are now born out of wedlock.
Children of unmarried couples do not even have to bear the burden of being born out of wedlock.